224 episodes

BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities.
There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

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    • 4.5, 2.6K Ratings

BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities.
There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

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The reviews are hilarious

This podcast is awesome. The reviews from the recent changes reflect just how real white fragility is. I don’t care if you are gay and liberal (as stated in a few reviews ) racism is alive & well in both categories. People want history, well you can’t have history without all the warts (so to say). The whiney reviews should be ignored. Show is great.

popwitch ,

Excellent podcast

Relevant topics, well-researched, expert guests and hosts.

Treste Loving ,

Episode 298

Interesting and eye-opening topic. It makes a lot of sense of what and how white women upheld the behavior of slavery.

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